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David Thomas Fowler May 9, 1965 - August 18, 2018

David Thomas Fowler, 53, died in Memphis, TN on August 18, 2018. Tommy was born in Jackson, MS on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1965.

He was a 1983 graduate of Southaven High School, and attended Harding University. He worked for Sedgwick insurance, Shelter insurance and had a landscape business.

At Southaven High, he was a gifted athlete in both football and baseball, and was the first freshman to play on the varsity baseball team. He was also chosen as class favorite multiple times and chosen by the faculty to be in the hall of fame.

He taught himself to play the guitar. Also, a talented chef, there was nothing he could not cook. His barbeque was second to none.  Tommy could have a meal at a restaurant, and go home and recreate it. And his version was often better.

He was a newer and active member of the Celebrate Recovery Sunday school class at Goodman Oaks. He was accepted unconditionally, and they loved him. And he loved them!! The class would not/did not give up on him.

The last few months he had been the main caregiver of his mother, Evelyn Fowler.  He was preceded in death 41 years ago by his father, Theo Fowler, when he was only 12.

He is also survived by: his sons, Justin and Jason and his stepdaughter, Kristin Polizzi & their mother: Patricia Liebold Fowler all of Germantown.

His only sister, Mary Ann Bearman (Chuck) of Madison, MS. Two brothers, Jeff (Rhonda) of Southaven and Ken (Julie) of Olive Branch.

He is survived by 4 nephews: Jamie (Cara) of Dallas, TX; Drew (fiancée, Anne Marie Hanna) of Oxford, MS; Carter Bearman of Nashville, TN and Caleb Bearman of Madison; one niece: Joy Fowler of Olive Branch.

Honoring Tommy’s wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered on the lake of the Fowler’s family farm.

If you feel led to make a donation in Tommy’s honor, the family requests they be made to the Celebrate Recovery Sunday School Class at Goodman Oaks.


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    The Goodwins says

    Tommy will be missed and our prayers and thoughts are with all family and friends. Please join us in lifting up his three children financially and in prayer as we pour love and comfort into them during this difficult time. He loved them so much!
    **Memorial: Search GoFundMe – Tommy Fowler’s Children’s Fund

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    Lisa says

    May the God of Comfort give you a measure of peace during this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). While no words can erase the pain of your loss at this time, you can look forward to the promise at Revelation 21:4 – “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Death was not God’s purpose for us. However, when this promise is fulfilled, we will enjoy life the way our Grand Creator purposed for us…forever on earth where we can see our fallen loved ones again. (Psalms 37:11, 29)

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    Rob Tucker says

    Rip tommy
    U were a great friend to everyone!

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    Patty Fowler says

    Services for Tommy

    The service will be at Goodman Oaks Church of Christ 1700 Goodman Road Friday with visitation from 11-1:00 and the memorial service starting at 1:00

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